Atradius has published its latest Western Europe report which reveals a trading snapshot of 12 main European markets. The publication reports on key economic indicators analyses the performance forecast of key industries as well as reviewing the insolvency environment and economic stability within each country. Countries featured within the latest report include France, Ireland, The…

A study released by Dun & Bradstreet has revealed data that uncovers the changing role finance leaders play in stewarding their organisation’s customer experience, a mandate traditionally viewed as one of the chief marketing officer. Because positive business results are often fuelled by great customer experiences, chief financial officers are increasingly using data and analytics to…

Secretary of State for the Department for International Trade, Liam Fox, has today announced that UK Export Finance (UKEF) will partner with five of the UK’s biggest banks to deliver government-backed financial support to exporters more quickly and efficiently. Partnering with Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, RBS/NatWest and Santander, UKEF will also be able to extend its support…

The UK’s smaller businesses are facing a total bill of £2.16 billion to chase overdue payments, according to Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs). That’s in spite of a dramatic drop in the overall late payment debt, with new figures showing that UK small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) are owed £14.2 billion in contrast with…

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling for improved lending standards and an enhanced British Business Bank (BBB) in support of new recommendations from the Banking Futures initiative. FSB is urging all banks to sign-up to the Lending Standards Board (LSB)’s standards of practice for business customers, as set out in the ‘Banking Small…

Latest figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew in May by 16% compared with the same month last year. The plant and machinery finance and business equipment finance sectors reported new business up in May by 28% and 31% respectively, compared…

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on Communities Secretary Sajid Javid to provide a letter of direction to local councils in England to speed up help for small firms facing unacceptable increases in their Business Rates. £300 million in discretionary relief was promised in the Budget in March, yet many local authorities have so…

Administration notices have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: ‎ ‎ALO CARE LTD 1ST SOLUTIONS EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICES LTD ‎ADAMS SHEET METAL LTD ADVANTAGE RENTALS & REPAIRS LTD AEGIS WIND FINANCE (NO.2) LTD ALO CARE LTD ALO CARE LTD ARGYLL RENEWABLE ENERGY LTD ‎AUDIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT & REPORTING LTD B60…

Winding up Petitions have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 07715030 LTD 8POINT3 LTD A & D ELECTRICAL LTD ‎A.N.A. MOT EXPRESS LTD ‎ACORN DEVELOPMENTS (KENDAL) LTD ADJUST PERSONNEL LTD ALEXANDER DU’BEL WISH FOUNDATION ALL PEOPLE RECRUITMENT LTD ‎ALTEC ENGINEERING LTD ‎ALUFAB LTD ‎AMBER SOLAR LTD ANGLESEA HOME IMPROVEMENTS LTD…

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has welcomed the Government’s announcement that 32 of it’s biggest suppliers have signed up to the Prompt Payment Code. The move represents a positive step in tackling the poor payment culture that is rife in the UK. Research from FSB highlights that the UK’s poor payments culture costs the…